American-Style Light Lager Style
- Color: Very light to pale
- Clarity: Chill haze should not be present
- Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Very low
- Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: Absent to very low
- Perceived Bitterness: Absent to very low
- Fermentation Characteristics: Fruity esters are usually absent but may be present at very low levels. Diacetyl should not be present. These beers are characterized by an extremely high degree of attenuation. Final gravity is often less than 1.000 (0.0 ºPlato).
- Body: Low with dry mouthfeel
- Additional notes: Corn, rice or other grain or sugar adjuncts are often used. These beers are high in carbonation. Flavor attributes typical of beer are usually very low when present. Calories should not exceed 125 per 12-ounce serving. Low carb beers should have a maximum carbohydrate level of 3.0 gm per 12 oz. (355 ml).
American-Style Light Lager Vital Statistics
- Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.024-1.040 (6.1-10.0 °Plato)
- Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 0.992-1.008 (minus 2.1-2.1 °Plato)
- Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 2.8%-3.5% (3.5%-4.4%)
- Bitterness (IBU) 4-10
- Color SRM (EBC) 1.5-4(3-8 EBC)
2020 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines used with permission of Brewers Association.
Credit: 2020 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines – Lager Styles – North American Origin Lager Styles – American-Style Light Lager